Friday, October 13, 2017 12:47 AM


"There's a lot of people wanting to live downtown but not willing to downsize." Ethan Collier of Collier Construction A Chattanooga developer is planning to build high-end townhomes in a $5 million project in the center of the Southside to meet what he says is a demand for downtown living. Ethan Collier, president of Collier Construction, said he expects to start work at 1400 Williams St. late this year or early 2018 on five townhomes having a starting price of about $850,000 each. They'll have about 3,000 square feet of space apiece with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, said Collier, who won a variance for the project from the Chattanooga Form-Based Code Committee on Thursday. "There's a lot of people wanting to live downtown but not willing to downsize," he said, adding they may be moving off one of the mountains around Chattanooga. Architect Heidi Hefferlin, a committee member, said the project met the needs of the panel and noted the city is trying to increase density downtown. She also asked about how a neighborhood meeting about the project went. Collier said the people who attended didn't have a problem with the lot width variance, but they wanted to know ...

News source: Times Free Press

See also: HBAGC